BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Politics

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Politics is a broad-based degree which provides an excellent foundation in the various aspects of the study of politics. It offers a grounding in the different approaches and theories, as well as a range of options that focus on European, American and international politics, and political change.

Programme description

Politics is a broad-based degree which provides an excellent foundation in the various aspects of the study of politics. It offers a grounding in the different approaches and theories, as well as a range of options that focus on European, American and international politics, and political change.

Key Modules

Our students pursue a wide variety of jobs after graduating. Some go into Politics and the civil service and have worked for Members of the Parliament such as John McDonnell MP, or former Labour party general secretary Baroness McDonagh.  Other graduates have joined Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Home Office, GCHQ and military intelligence.

Others work in the public and private sectors, law and NGOs whilst some graduates become researchers, teachers and librarians.

Module & Subject

The BSc consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Level 1

Compulsory

  • Research Design and Qualitative Methods in Politics
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Modern British Politics
  • Introduction to World Politics
  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics

Level 2

Compulsory

  • Explaining Politics: Quantitative Political Science in Practice
  • Comparative Political Institutions

Optional

Choose 4 from the following:

  • US Foreign Policy from World War 2 to the end of the Cold War
  • Issues in American Politics
  • Political Geography
  • Theories of International Relations
  • The State and Revolution
  • Democracy and Democratisation
  • The Holocaust
  • Ancient Greek Political Thought
  • Unity and Cultural Diversity
  • National Security Intelligence

Level 3

Compulsory

  • European Union Politics: Problems and Prospects
  • Dissertation

Optional

Choose 3 from the following:

  • Psychogeography
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • History of Political Thought
  • Globalisation and Governance
  • Empire, Imperialism and Hegemony
  • Media, Politics and Power in America
  • Marx and Marxism
  • Parties and Voters in the UK
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Parliamentary Studies
  • Fascism
  • Crisis and Critique
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  14800.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER